It can be hard to find a perfect match between horse and rider. It works both ways though. My horse Spike can be so laid back, and I'm like "c'mon, let's GO already!!" He is a very slow walker, so when I go on a big trail ride with a group, we have to be at the back. He will not even try to keep up. The other horses get about 70 feet ahead, and then we have to trot to catch up. I would love to get on a horse that wants to keep up a steady trot for 10 miles. I would love to do endurance, but he's not the right horse for it.. Don't get me wrong, he is my baby I've had for 15 years and would never change him, but I also know what I'll look for in my Next horse.